Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WE 94] [RP 91-94] [JD 91-93]

Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
(Southern Rhone, France) - [WE 94] [RP 91-94] [JD 91-93]


Regular price $52.00 Sale price $39.97 Save $12.03
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WE94 RP91 JD91
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About This Wine:
The classic red of the domaine accounts for approximately 85% of the annual production of the estate. It is composed of Grenache Noir (65%), Syrah (15%), Mourvedre (15%) and a mix of other traditional varieties (5%). As stated above, the grapes are not destemmed, the cuvaison lasts for three weeks and the elevage encompasses an additional eighteen months before the wine is bottled unfiltered. Certified organic.

Ratings & Reviews


94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Profound in perfume, this concentrated red offers opulent black plum and dried-cherry aromas fringed by savory spice and earth. It's a muscular wine packed with luscious black-fruit flavors framed by firm, gripping tannins. Hold till 2022. It's concentrated and structured enough to improve through 2040." - Anna Lee C. Iijima ( 12/31/2019)

91-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape - a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% each Mourvedre and Syrah, and smaller amounts of other permitted varieties - will spend a full two years in foudres prior to bottling. It's a full-bodied, rich and velvety wine, with layers of dark fruit resembling cola and black cherries and a touch of ground spices on the long finish. It should be a beauty." - Joe Czerwinski (Aug 2018)

91-93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Still not bottled, the 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a terrific wine, as well as a great example of the vintage. Ripe and upfront, with a gorgeous bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, new saddle leather, and roasted herbs, it's full-bodied, has sensational depth and richness, ripe, yet present tannin, and a great finish. Give it a few years and drink it over the following 10-15 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (8/28/2018)